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  1. Casual and confident, strongman sports a winning smile

    Posted Jul 28th 2008, 12:00am by Luke Hunt

    ... Luke Hunt When Hun Sen swept into his old neighbourhood to vote, it was with none of the trappings befitting the legendary one-eyed strongman of Southeast Asian politics. His bodyguards ... bureaucrats and people trying hard to impress. Young and old alike wore their Sunday best and formed long queues as a relaxed Hun Sen arrived in a gold-coloured Mercedes-Benz and began working ...

  2. FBI urged to renew probe of grenade attack

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hun Sen's bodyguards of throwing the grenades- a charge he has repeatedly denied. Sam Rainsy had also accused Hun Sen of masterminding the attack, but the opposition leader recanted after ...

  3. Beyond absolute power

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Luke Hunt

    ... With Cambodian polls this weekend, strongman Hun Sen is looking to tighten his grip, writes Luke Hunt His country ranks among the region's poorest and has never enjoyed the diplomatic clout of its neighbours, but with Cambodian elections looming, Prime Minister Hun Sen will be looking to cement his status as an elder statesman of regional politics. And in Asia- where ...

  4. One-horse race

    Posted Jun 27th 2008, 12:00am by Susan Postlewaite

    ... With a month to go before elections, Hun Sen looks poised to win again, writes Susan Postlewaite Cambodia's 'strongman' Hun Sen proved his mettle in guerilla warfare when he ... of political silence during the month-long countdown to the national elections that will determine whether he wins a fourth term as prime minister. However, Hun Sen has already been campaigning ...

  5. Dancing in Shadows

    Posted Jan 06th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Fawthrop

    ... Although the Pol Pot faction had signed the Paris Peace Agreement in 1991 together with the two non-communist factions and the incumbent government led by Prime Minister Hun Sen, they doggedly ... Transitional Authority of Cambodia (Untac) had to appeal to the forces of Hun Sen's government, not officially recognised by the UN, to come and chase the Khmer Rouge soldiers out of town. ...

  6. Killing, acid attack dash hopes for peaceful election in Cambodia

    Posted Jul 15th 2008, 12:00am by Luke Hunt

    ... Minister Hun Sen with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. 'It is being derailed by the political assassination of journalists who disseminate what the opposition has to say,' he said. 'It is the beginning of a terror campaign by the ruling party... Hun Sen is like Mugabe: he wants to stay in power forever.' Government officials have rejected such claims and say ...

  7. The great land grab

    Posted Oct 07th 2008, 12:00am by Jo Baker

    ... the government.' In 2004, shortly before his re-election, Prime Minister Hun Sen declared war on land grabbers, identifying many culprits in his own party. Several high-profile officials, including an army ... Hun Sen's re-election, arrests have dwindled and land continues to be cleared. 'He acts as a safety valve,' said Lao Mong Hay of Hun Sen's role in the issue. 'When ...

  8. Others must pitch in for SEN pupils: ESF adviser

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Responsibility for special needs 'should be shared' A top adviser to the English Schools Foundation has called on privately run international schools to do their bit to provide more places for English-speaking children with special nee ...

  9. Two sides find unity in blood and Sun Yat-sen

    Posted May 28th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Taiwan and the mainland have found common ground to carry out their fence-mending talks- that both are bound by the same blood and both honour Sun Yat-sen as a revolutionary ... Party leader Yok Mu-ming, all made the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum a high-profile stop during mainland visits. Analysts said that in addition to Chinese blood, Sun was the most suitable medium ...

  10. Political maturity needed in temple row

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... certain to return Prime Minister Hun Sen to power. On the surface, this was classic bluster by Mr Samak. Some of the trouble, of course, has been stirred from the Thai side, in part by opponents ...




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